Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.— Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Floundering Good Advice quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand;
he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.
My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference.
You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings.
I hid my deepest feelings so well I forgot where I placed them.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Just do what works for you, because there will always be someone who thinks differently.
Stubbornness destroys good advice.
Take people's advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first
I am reminded of a piece of advice my father gave me regarding shoes.
...He said it is better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones. One pair made of fine leather could outlast four inferior pairs and, if well-cared-for, would continue to proclaim your good judgment and taste no matter how old they become.
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
Don't use your words to describe the situation. Use your words to change the situation.
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
To obtain an assured favorable response from people, it is better to offer them something for their stomachs instead of their brains.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.
'Larry Crowne' is about as bummed out a human being as one can be when he loses his job. What he is able to enjoy is something that may not be available to everybody. But it's about the value of being willing to get and willing to give good advice.
It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Boys flying kites haul in their white winged birds;
You can't do that way when you're flying words. Careful with fire, is good advice we know Careful with words, is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead; But God Himself can't kill them when they're said.
Be so good they can't ignore you.
The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
Stop wishing for things you complain you have not, and start making the best of all that you've got.
The truth is, I pretend to be a cynic, but I am really a dreamer who is terrified of wanting something she may never get.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice;
had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
Careful with fire is good advice we know. Careful with words is ten times doubly so.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Keep your eye on your inner world and keep away from ads, idiots and movie stars.
Friendship picks you up when the world lets you down.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
.. even if that someone is yourself!
Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture: to see beauty when young and accustom oneself to it, to work hard, and to obtain good advice.
The best advice I've ever received is, 'No one else knows what they're doing either.
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?
The hypocrite takes good advice as an insult.
Be warned against all 'good' advice because 'good' advice is necessarily 'safe' advice, and though it will undoubtedly follow a sane pattern, it will very likely lead one into total sterility--one of the crushing problems of our time.
Well, I just can't play the game anymore.
I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording.
Every may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Never have anything to do with an unlucky place, or an unlucky man.
I have seen many clever men, very clever men, who had not shoes to their feet. I never act with them. Their advice sounds very well, but they cannot get on themselves; and if they cannot do good to themselves, how can they do good to me?
When a jealous person sees signs of other people's success and good fortune, his heart is pierced with envy. But someone who has learned to rejoice in the good fortune of others experiences only happiness. Seeing another person's beautiful house or attractive partner immediately makes him happy - the fact that they are not his own is irrelevant.
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand.
" I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child.